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What is the [psychic] tag meant for, and how distinct is it from [psionics] and [mystic]?

History lesson: D&D includes supplemental material detailing “psionics,” a form of supernatural power distinct from “magic.” Something along these lines appears somewhere in each numbered edition ...
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Avoid just copying text into the tag wikis

The most universally convincing argument I've heard for not pasting into tag wikis is simply that tag wikis have a pretty specific purpose (clarifying the sort of question they should be attached to), ...
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How did it come about that so many of our tag excerpts start with "for questions about..."?

There's a mix of factors here, some of them coincidence, some of them the effects of automated processes running on our sites. If you look up tag descriptions on other sites you'll find lots of ...
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The tag wiki/excerpt for [mouse-guard] should probably be updated

I'm in favor of three tags total. Some questions under the existing mouse-guard tag should be migrated to the new tag mouse-guard-1e. A few questions under the existing tag ask about very specific ...
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Let's fix the [arcane-archer] tag!

I went ahead and changed the arcane-archer tag info to the following: For questions about Arcane Archers, a character archetype which combines magic or spells with archery or similar ranged weapons. ...
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What is the [psychology] tag for?

The psychology tag is honestly probably not that useful to us and should be burninated. It originated with a question actually asking about the practice of psychological therapy. That question was ...
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What is the [character-development] tag for?

Character development is a narrative term: it's literally developing someone's character further. That means learning more about them through expressing new things, or their character changing their ...
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Should we reject tag wiki edits that improve a tag wiki for a newly created tag that we think shouldn't exist?

No, tag wiki edits shouldn't be rejected for this reason A good tag wiki is one matter; whether the tag should exist or not is another. The matters simply don't relate. “I don't think this tag should ...
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Are we satisfied with the Tag Wiki / Info entry for the RAW Tag?

Yes, I am satisfied. For new users, the chances of any of them (informed by my own experience) to put deep thought into which tag to use is nil. Thus, as new users do or don't use tags correctly, ...
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Is [spell-components] description correct?

Probably something like this instead: For questions about the components that go into spells, or how they get involved in spellcasting. In Dungeons & Dragons, those components are usually ...
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Can we provide a good tag wiki for [mental-health]?

I have a feeling that we should look at two separate aspects that fall under the tag as described by ASR: Portraying a mental health issue of a character, either how to do it in general or in a way ...
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Does the usage guidance for the [closed-questions] tag on this Meta need to be updated?

Yes. We should update it. We also use the tag to discuss the closure of questions in contentious cases or to double-check one's reason for a closure of a question that they think might need closure. I ...
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Why can't [magic] sit with a more specific tag?

It's okay to use both magic and spells together. We have 79 questions doing that. If a question is about magic, we tag it as magic; if it's about spells, we tag it as spells; if it's about both we tag ...
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Are we satisfied with the Tag Wiki / Info entry for the RAW Tag?

"Yes, leave it alone." It ain't broke, don't fix it. (Note that the question specifically called this out as an acceptable answer. It is the correct answer, so I'm giving it.)
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Are we satisfied with the Tag Wiki / Info entry for the RAW Tag?

This tag has been discussed many times before. It's good, but like most things on the site, there may be room for improvement. When I consider a situation where I want RAW responses, I want: An ...
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Avoid just copying text into the tag wikis

With respect, this does not deal with legitimate use of copyrighted material under the fair use (17 U.S. Code § 107) or fair dealing (Commonwealth) doctrines which, given we are an English language ...
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What is the [dnd-miniatures] tag for, and can we give it a tag wiki / revise its usage?

Here's what I think is the case. Questions using this tag are covering one of these categories: Questions about the D&D miniatures game, and we should rename the tag to dnd-miniatures-game to ...
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How did it come about that so many of our tag excerpts start with "for questions about..."?

I don't know if this is how it started, but it may have been partly my doing/continued by me... A lot of the tag wikis I have seen previously just described the subject of the tag - that is, the thing ...
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Tags with at least 10 questions that need usage guidance

I've added usage guidance for the following tags in that list: bloodline For questions related to special bloodlines (such as vampiric, draconic, etc) and gameplay or narrative features related to ...
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Should we reject tag wiki edits that improve a tag wiki for a newly created tag that we think shouldn't exist?

If you have a question about a specific tag, you should ask about it specifically. To me, this question seems like it is pretty difficult, maybe impossible, to give a really good answer to that isn’t “...
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What is the [psychic] tag meant for, and how distinct is it from [psionics] and [mystic]?

The psychic tag is not being used for a specific class. Instead, it seems to have been used for the psychic system of magic in pathfinder. Which means it should probably be renamed into psychic-magic....
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